It’s Your Call – October 2022

OSHA:  Does OSHA require our office to have written policies and protocols about workplace violence?

OSHA has no specific standard for workplace violence. However, they could cite a facility under the General Duty Clause which requires employers to provide their employees with a place of employment that is “free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.”

OSHA believes a well-written plan that is properly implemented can reduce the incidence of workplace violence. An all-encompassing plan should include assessments of current and foreseeable hazards, engineering controls, administrative controls, and training. More information can be found at

HIPAA: True or False: Using the same password for multiple systems at work is not a problem because it saves time.

False – Use long, strong passphrases or passwords and different passwords for different programs and devices. Click here for tips on creating stronger and more secure passwords.